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Cloud-based Software

We help clients organise & protect data using cloud-based storage, productivity, and security software.
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Cloud Storage
Small businesses can take advantage of free cloud storage solutions, such as Dropbox (2GB), OneDrive (5GB), Sync (5GB), pCloud (10GB), Google Drive (15GB), and MEGA (50GB). We use Sync for our business data as it provides zero-knowledge encryption as standard, plus Dropbox and MEGA for personal use.
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Productivity
We are big fans of Zoho’s productivity suite; using their CRM, Mail, Invoice and Vault apps to organise and protect our business. Most of the applications have free plans, which are suitable for small businesses.
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Office365 provides enterprise-level email (50GB) with Outlook, plus access to the Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.) Microsoft charges per user and each user-license can be installed on up to five devices. Charities get a 50% discount on Premium licenses (which makes access to the software more affordable), and the Essential license for free (with the option to make a donation), giving charities the ability to host multiple email accounts and access Office online via a browser.
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Security
For Windows 10, Defender is a more than capable antivirus. Non-Windows 10 users should consider installing Avast (we advise against McAfee or Nortons as both are notorious for slowing down machines). We strongly recommend Malwarebytes Premium (protection against malware, ransomware, PUPs and Trojans). Whilst you have to download both Avast and Malwarebytes to your machine, they do utilise the cloud to constantly update and protect against real-time threats.
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Social Media and Conferencing
Facebook and Twitter help business reach large audiences for free (with paid-for advertising options too). YouTube is great for sharing video content, which can be shared on other platforms, such as your website. Skype and Zoom are great for video conferencing with clients anywhere in the world.
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All the software mentioned is available across all devices and operating systems.
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Despite the benefits of the cloud, there are concerns about security due to numerous data breaches. We address such concerns in our Data Security blog.
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